NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Fred Briggs) Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's career featured. [Voice of WEBBER - comments on work.] New York City opening of "The Phantom of the Opera" mentioned. Scenes shown from show. Lloyd Webber's success detailed; scenes shown. Lloyd Webber's collaboration with Tim Rice on "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" mentioned. Scenes shown from various Lloyd Webber prods. Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" honoring father and exhibiting talents of wife Sarah Brightman discussed. Critics' comments noted. [LLOYD WEBBER - comments on "Requiem".] [Theater critic John SIMON - comments on Lloyd Webber.] ["New York Times" music critic John ROCKWELL - praises Lloyd Webber.] "The Phantom of the Opera" featured. British actor Michael Crawford's performance as Phantom discussed; scenes shown from rehearsal with Brightman. Operatic nature of work noted. [LLOYD WEBBER - comments on opera.] Lloyd Webber compared to Phantom.